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[Price] Found an old Comcast cable TV price list

 
From back in the days when "Triple Play" meant you subscribed to three premium channels...



telcodad
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Yeah, no Voice or Internet services yet, back then.

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Also notice many of those price changes are price drops!

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said by telcodad:

Yeah, no Voice or Internet services yet, back then.

So, BTW, when did Comcast first offer those other services?

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said by jbob:

Also notice many of those price changes are price drops!

 
Yeah, that was a surprise to me as well.

Plus, you could subscribe to some channels, e.g., TBS, individually.

telcodad
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said by telcodad:

Yeah, no Voice or Internet services yet, back then.

So, BTW, when did Comcast first offer those other services?

OK, From Wikipedia (»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast ):
quote:
Comcast offered internet connection for the first time in 1996, with its part in the launch of the @Home Network. By December 31, 1997, it was available in the Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, Orange County, CA, Sarasota and Union, NJ areas (Comcast no longer serves Orange County, CA). It was soon rolled out to all Comcast serviceable areas. After [email protected] went bankrupt in October 2001, Comcast took over providing internet directly to consumers in January 2002.

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said by telcodad:

So, BTW, when did Comcast first offer those other services?

 
According to the price lists and bills I have, sometime between July 1996 and January 2005.

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said by telcodad:

said by telcodad:

said by telcodad:

Yeah, no Voice or Internet services yet, back then.

So, BTW, when did Comcast first offer those other services?

OK, From Wikipedia (»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast ):
quote:
Comcast offered internet connection for the first time in 1996, with its part in the launch of the @Home Network. By December 31, 1997, it was available in the Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, Orange County, CA, Sarasota and Union, NJ areas (Comcast no longer serves Orange County, CA). It was soon rolled out to all Comcast serviceable areas. After [email protected] went bankrupt in October 2001, Comcast took over providing internet directly to consumers in January 2002.

And from »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xf ··· elephone
quote:
Xfinity Voice (formerly Comcast Digital Voice) is a landline telephone service that was launched in 2005 in select markets, and to all of Comcast's markets in 2006. Comcast's older service, Comcast Digital Phone, continued to offer service for a brief period, until Comcast shut it down around late 2007. In 2009, after completing transition from their old service, Comcast had 7.6 million voice customers. As of the end of 2013, Comcast Digital Voice had reached 10.7 million subscribers.

At the start of 2012, Comcast stood as the United States' third-largest residential telephone provider. At that time the company supplied 9.34 million residential telephone lines. ...

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I've got a 2005 price list, and I don't see any mention of a phone service.

Give me a few minutes to scan and post it...

telcodad
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"Comcast's older service, Comcast Digital Phone, continued to offer service for a brief period, until Comcast shut it down around late 2007."

Actually Comcast's first "Digital Phone" service was offered when they acquired cable systems from AT&T Broadband in 2001:

From: »business.comcast.com/abo ··· -history
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2001 Comcast completes the acquisition of select AT&T Broadband cable systems in six states adding 595,000 customers

2002 Comcast launches high-definition television (HDTV) service and Comcast High-Speed Internet

Comcast serves over 21 million video customers in 38 states and District of Columbia, with 6.3 million digital video customers, 3.3 million high-speed data customers and 1.3 million cable phone subscribers

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January 2005 price list...






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said by camper:

January 2005 price list...

Wow, "blazing" 4/0.384 high speed internet!

(But then DSL was probably less than1 Mbps - I had 512kbps down, and 128 Kbps up back then.)

Modem rental was only $3/month though!
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said by camper:

January 2005 price list...

Wow, "blazing" 4/0.384 high speed internet!

I believe we were getting around 12 Mbps down the first time we had HSI from Comcast in 2009. When we went back in 2010, around 28 Mbps down. Now it's around 120/6.

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said by telcodad:

said by camper:

January 2005 price list...

Wow, "blazing" 4/0.384 high speed internet!

I believe we were getting around 12 Mbps down the first time we had HSI from Comcast in 2009. When we went back in 2010, around 28 Mbps down. Now it's around 120/6.

When I moved from my .512/.128 Covad DSL service to Comcast HSI back in 2011, the Performance tier that I had signed up for was 16/2 (with "PowerBoost.)"
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back when Disney was a pay channel. it needs to go back to that.
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HBO $18.95 NO WAY!!!
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said by telcodad:

When I moved from my .512/.128 Covad DSL service to Comcast HSI back in 2011, the Performance tier that I had signed up for was 16/2 (with "PowerBoost.)"

I remember "PowerBoost." I also remember the modem rental fee actually being reasonable.

DOCSIS 3 and constant speed increases have kept us with Comcast all these years.

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said by telcodad:

said by telcodad:

Yeah, no Voice or Internet services yet, back then.

So, BTW, when did Comcast first offer those other services?

Probably around 1997.... I had cable internet in December 1996, but I was in the Netherlands at that time, and was one of the first 1,000 Dutchmen connected to the internet via a cable modem. By 1999 both DSL and Cable internet were common place. I think the US development of cable modems was about the same.... first trial rollouts in 1996 or so, full scale commercial rollouts in 1997 and beyond.

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$50 in 1994 is roughly $83 in today's money just to add to this.
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... the launch of the @Home Network...

Ah, @Home. The dot.bust put the final nail in that coffin. I used to drive by their offices (now part of Stanford Medical Center).
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Makes sense because DOCSIS 1.0 was released in 1997. I don't remember that because I was very young.

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said by telcodad:

... the launch of the @Home Network...

Ah, @Home. The dot.bust put the final nail in that coffin. I used to drive by their offices (now part of Stanford Medical Center).

I had @Home at one time but don't think it was part of Comcast at the time. It was my first cable internet service after moving from dialup. 1999/2000 time frame. Where I was was being served by two providers Watson Cable and Cox. I know I ended up with Cox but can't remember exactly what it was @Home.
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You could even have an outlet on your spaceship.

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In 2000 I had 7.1/1.5 mb/s DSL. In 2002 I switched to Comcast when cable systems became two way (until 2002 the cable internet in my building had high speed downstream but dial-up upstream) and had Comcast Pro until Verizon FIOS in 2007 which I currently have.
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@home was like AOL without the walled garden. It was a label used by cable operators for high speed internet,email, newsgroups, etc., and used as its internet backbone lines provided by the cable operator.

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I was at 3Mbps with VZ DSL in 2005. I started at 768kbps in 2003. Adelphia PowerLink was awful here and basically unusable depending on the time of day. Frequent outages were the norm and it only got worse as Adelphia's financial condition deteriorated.

The county probably regretted approving the sale of the Loudoun Cablevision system to Adelphia, but that is a story for another thread. Adelphia had inherited a good plant with that purchase but the Adelphia backend systems were awful.

Once Comcast took over in 2006 drastic improvements started to happen after a brief rough transition period. Once D3.0 launched the edge VZ DSL had evaporated.

I miss Comcast's pricing circa 2011. I had a great bundle and the rental fees were acceptable.
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I remember 786K dsl (no more need to tie up the phone line)
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Wow things have changed in both pricing and services. We first got Comcast internet in 2002. My parents are on the Groton CT system. I remember my father grumbling when the cable boxes were required, but he adapted fine. 2006 we switched to Comcast Digital voice from AT&T. Gone was 25-50 in long distance charges and line noise on the phones plus overpaying for the FCC line charge. 2011 we got the first HD boxes when my parents got their first HD TV. December of 2015 I setup the X1 DVR for my Mom. Now I am about to get rid off the old analog tvs in the house. Interesting that the internet speed was 3 meg down in 2002 and now 100/6. I remember the days of getting the NY channels and when Disney was a pay channel. I just wish long term customers got better pricing options. My Mom has subscribed to cable tv since 1982.

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh the "good old days" LOLOLOL
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We had 3/.768 DSL from Verizon in 2005, and I think we paid $29.99 a month for it. Then again, landline phone was another $29.99, plus taxes and fees. For the time, it was pretty good.
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